Diseases Spread Through Dog Waste

 

While owning dog can bring your family lots of joy in your home, their waste can spread disease. Fun tasks like going to the dog park or visiting your friend’s yard can bring your pup harm, as dogs love to sniff and roll around in dog waste. Doing your part, by keeping your yard clean will help to keep your dog healthy. Luckily, there are pet waste removal services that can take care of the dirty work for you. If you are interested in learning more about the diseases spread through dog waste, keep reading.

Hookworms

Hookworms are little parasites that harbor in your dog’s feces. The little parasites feed off your dog’s intestinal tract and cause your dog to lose blood internally. This is especially dangerous for puppies. Hookworms can be prevented by maintaining a clean environment, free of pet waste.

Parvovirus

Parvovirus, also known as parvo, is a dangerous disease spread through dog feces and if ingested by mouth, can be life threatening. This disease can affect dog of all ages, but young puppies are especially susceptible. This virus makes it almost impossible for your dog to absorb the proper nutrients it needs for survival. In a worse case scenario, this virus can cause a dog to pass away due to severe diarrhea and vomiting. Parvo can also lead to heart failure. Cleaning up dog waste near your home or where your pet spends a lot of time is a great way to prevent parvovirus.

Giardia

Giardia is another disease spread through pet waste. These parasites can cause your dog or cat to get a bad case of diarrhea. The difficult thing about giardia is that it can be difficult to diagnose. The best thing you can do for your animals is to keep your yard, and the yards your pet may visit, clean and free from pet waste.

Pet Butler is a great way to keep your yard looking great and maintain your pet’s health. They go to your home and service your yard so that you don’t have to. Give Pet Butler a call to set up your first service call 214-702-0116.

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